The title of the story "We are not afraid to die...if we can all be together." is perfectly justified. The story is about the positive attitude and endurance shown by the courageous family of the author in the face of the storm that had endangered their survival. Not only the elder members of the family, the six year old son , and the seven year old daughter behaved so courageously and bravely in the face of the storm. The six year old son Jon reassured his dad that he was not afraid to die if he could be together with his family. So these fearless words motivated the author to do his best to save the damaged boat. So Jon, his son's fearless words later on became the title of the story.